It is difficult to convince people that their actions have, knowingly or unknowingly, contributed to substantial aggregate harms. It's true of catcalling women on the street and it's true of climate change.
Soon-to-be Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst believes in Agenda 21 conspiracy theories and wants to totally shut down the EPA, and the mainstream media thinks that's not worth mentioning.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) lurched to the right to fend off primary challengers. Now, he may pay the price.
Recent changes to the rules of California's carbon market threaten to allow substantial "leakage," which would merely shuffle emissions, not eliminate them. This is a Bad Thing.
What's the most promising way to extend electricity to those who now lack it? Is it top-down, extending the centralized grid and building large power plants? Or is it bottom-up, with distributed energy?
Nearly 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, but bringing them up to a western level of consumption of fossil fuels will fry the planet. What's the ethical path forward?
Fights over rooftop solar generally focus on "net metering," but the challenge to utilities is far greater than that, and if they hope to survive, their response must be more ambitious.
Not as much as we might like, because next the state will fixate on fracking for natural gas, as West Virginia native Jeff Young explains.
The congressional investigation into EPA-NRDC "collusion" is a sad sign that the Republican scandal machine no longer needs any fuel to keep running.
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